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Remembering Danny Schechter


Remembering Danny Schechter

Dan Kennedy

One of my proudest moments as a journalist took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in the spring of 2009, when Danny Schechter and I both spoke out on behalf of Yevgeniya Plakhina, a young reporter who was fighting for freedom of speech on the Internet.

Danny and I were in Almaty to speak at the Eurasian Media Forum, an annual gathering of journalists and academics that is essentially sponsored by the government of President Nursultan Nazarbayev.


WBCN was a favorite rock-n-roll station here in the Boston area back in the late 1960’s and the 1970’s. Danny Schechter was cool, as well. RIP, Danny Schechter. You are missed.